Other Curatorial Projects
"Turning the Tide: 2009 International Enviromental Sculpture Exhibition," National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung County, Taiwan - December 5, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Jane initiated the first art exhibition at Taiwan's National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and worked with an arts management company (PMA Associates) to curate an international exhibition of art about marine environmental issues. The exhibition included site-specific installations created by Karin van der Molen of the Netherlands, Thierry Godet of France, and Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan. This photo shows the installation "The Trap" created by Karin van der Molen in the grand hall entry to the "Waters of the World" pavillion at the national aquarium.
A catalog with essay by environmental art critic John K. Grande is available. For more information about this exhibition see information on the website of the NMMBA.
Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival: Focus on Land, Water, Culture, Guandu Nature Park, Taipei,
Taiwan, June 13 - September 15, 2009
Press Conference: Friday,June 12, 10am
and Activities with the Artists: Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 pm, June 13 and 14, 2009
the curator again for the 4th year of this annual international outdoor sculpture exhibition
at Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan. This is the only outdoor sculpture festival in Taiwan that focuses on environmental issues. Jane started the Festival at Guandu Nature
Park in 2006 with her own installation and 5 other international artists she
invited to join her. The Sculpture Festival expanded in 2007 to include 12 international
artists. For 2008 Jane reviewed proposals from 165 artists from all over the world to select 8 artists to come to Guandu Nature Park in Taiwan and create their works . For the 2009 Festival Jane received 215 entries from artists all over the world and made the selection of the 8 international artists for 2009 in March. Artists selected were: Roy Staab and Karen McCoy, USA; Stuart Ian Frost, Norway; Bonggi Park, Korea; Ashish Ghosh, India; Merijn Vrij, Netherlands; and Chao-chang Lee and Chun-sen Yang, Taiwan.
information about the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, visit
www.gd-park.org.tw and www.colorfultree.com.tw/gdpark/arist.htm
For previous Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festivals, click here
Humor and Mischief in Contemporary Taiwanese Art" - Traveling show
from the Taipei Cultural Center and the Council for Cultural Affairs the "Frolic"
exhibition of contemporary Taiwanese art dealing with humor and mischief that Jane co-curator Dr. Thalia Vrachipoulos of New York City traveled to selected university galleries throughout the United
States during 2008 and 2009.
information about Jane's Other Recent Curatorial Projects, click
2008 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival: Focus on Global Warming, Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan, April 6 - September 14, 2008
Opening Press Conference: Friday, April 18, 10am
Public Opening and Activities with the Artists: Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 pm, April 19 and 20, 2008
Jane is the curator again this year for an international outdoor sculpture exhibition at Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan. Jane started the Festival at Guandu Nature Park in 2006 with her own installation and 5 other international artists she invited to join her. The Sculpture Festival expanded in 2007 to include 12 international artists. For 2008 Jane reviewed proposals from 165 artists from all over the world to select 8 artists to come to Guandu Nature Park in Taiwan and create their works on site from April 7-18. The artists worked with volunteers and staff and used local natural materials to create their works, each focused on some aspect of the environment and global warming.
For more information about the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, visit these websites
www.gd-park.org.tw and www.colorfultree.com.tw/gdpark/arist.htm
The following artists were selected for the 2008 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival- Focus on Global Warming, and these are photos of their finished installations at Guandu Nature Park. The works remain on view till September 14, 2008.
Aihua Hsia - Taiwan - To the Flowing Time and Weather that Changes Human Desire
Chung-ho Cheng and Chia-ping Liu - Taiwan - Every Drop Counts
Donald Buglass - New Zealand - Talisman for Change
Firman Djamil - Indonesia - Zero Chimney
Francois Frechet - France - Girasol (Sunflower)
Kaoru Motomiya - Japan - Dragon and Sky Hole
Roger Tibon - Philippines
Istvan Eross - Hungary - Pen
International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, Guandu
Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan
May 6, 2006 - Oct. 31, 2006
initiated an outdoor sculpture festival in Taiwan focused on environmental
art with natural materials. She curated the first International Outdoor
Sculpture Festival at Guandu Nature Park, an urban nature park near Taipei
City. The exhibition opened on Saturday, May 6, with an opening
ceremony at 2 PM. The exhibition included site specific sculpture
installations by 6 international artists:
Ingram Allen - USA/living in Taiwan
G. Ayres - USA
Ueda - Japan
Yamazaki - Japan
Yu - Taiwan.
invited artists worked at the nature park in Taipei from April 28 - May
7, 2005, and public participation activities with the artists took place
10AM - 4PM, May 6 and May 7. The artists used natural materials
and made works with an environmental focus to reflect the mission of the
Nature Park. For more information about the 2006 Guandu International
Outdoor Sculpture Festival, click
go to the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival website by clicking
Possibilities - Contemporary Paper Works by Taiwanese and Chinese Artists"
Library Gallery, Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA, October 1-30, 2004
Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY, May 25 - July 9, 2005.
Possibilities" contained 1 - 3 works by each of these artists. The
photograph on the left shows the work of Huang, LiRung of Taipei, Taiwan.
It is a digital photograph with a paper sculpture and is titled "The
Existence of a Pear." The work on the left is by artist Lee, Hui-Fang
of Taichung County, Taiwan. It is an installation with handmade papers
and a mailing carton. It is titled "Made in Taiwan - Taiwan in the
Making." Curator Cathy McLaurin installed the works for this exhibition
at Merrimack College Gallery while Jane is continuing her work in Taiwan.
organized and curated this exhibition that will be shown at institutions
in the USA during 2004-05. As part of the work Jane has done for her Fulbright
grant in Taiwan, Jane has made contact with many contemporary artists
in Taiwan and mainland China and looked at their works to exchange ideas
and discuss processes. During her first six months in Taiwan she has lived
in Taipei and traveled to Tainan, Taichung and other parts of Taiwan as
well as to Shanghai and Hong Kong.
exhibition is an opportunity for Taiwanese and Chinese artists to show
their works in the USA, and for people in the USA to see contemporary
works by artists from a different culture. This exhibition features works
using paper as a material and increases awareness of the possibilities
for creating innovative art with paper materials. The artists Jane selected
for the exhibition reflect concerns with contemporary issues as well as
the use of paper material and represent a variety of media, techniques
and approaches. Works in the exhibition include such techniques as paper
cutting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation art, papermaking
and mixed media.
2003: From the Outside In," Sumter, South Carolina
Sept. 27 - Nov. 1. 2003
was the guest curator and artist-in-residence for Sumter, South Carolina's
5th annual exhibition of site-specific installation art held in downtown
Sumter at indoor and outdoor sites. Jane worked s an artist in residence
in Sumter for three weeks and was also the curator for this international
exhibition of public art in indoor and outdoor sites along Main Street
of Sumter. The exhibition is an annual event, and this was the first time
that an outside curator had been invited and also the first time that
the curator chose artists from outside the region. Jane's idea was to
have outsiders look at the community from a different perspective and
involve local people in re-examining their own town and discovering its
uniqueness and helping to revitalize the community.
selected 9 other artists to join her in Sumter to create site specific
installations. Two artists were from Japan, one from South Korea, one
from Canada and one from Israel with the others from CA, NM, KY, and New
York. The artists worked in Sumter for several weeks prior to the opening
of the exhibition on Sept. 27. Each artist had a local partner in Sumter
who acted as host and guide and helped the artists to create their public
art installations along Main Street in Sumter. For more information visit
the website at www.sumteraccessibility.org
more information about Jane's other curatorial projects, see her resume.
February 9, 2011
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